The Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show is coming to State Farm Stadium in Glendale July 16 to July 18.
The Home and Landscape Show provides a place for people to come shop local businesses and attend seminars and workshops.
Katie Jones, show director for Maricopa County Home Shows, said the home shows provide “an opportunity for consumers to come to one central location and shop a bunch of exhibitor booths.”
Jones said the show boasts a variety of vendors and companies for visitors to peruse.
“There’s everything from home decor, home goods, home design, there’s remodeling companies, there’s landscapers, seminars, gardening,” she said. “It’s so much revolving exclusively and specifically around home improvement and home and garden.”
The upcoming show at State Farm Stadium will host several special events, including demonstrations, shows and seminars. Among these are a beginner-level glass etching class, beeswax candle-making and dog training demonstrations. Jones said there will be two stages at the show.
One will be dedicated to remodeling and home improvement. Guests can meet with experts there and learn more about home improvement projects. The other stage hosts gardening and landscaping and will be taught by the UA’s Master Gardener’s Program.
Successful features will return this year.
“We also have our Handmade Headquarters back by popular demand, and that is our crafting workshop station where you can come in … build your own craft and leave with that craft,” she said.
These crafts range from painted signs to garden terrariums.
Jones said the Home and Landscape Show will have free wine tastings and “a free walk-up landscaping consultation” valued at $350. Anyone interested in the landscaping consultation should bring photos and measurements of their yard.
Jones said out of approximately 800 booth spaces at the show, around 700 feature local contractors and companies that will discuss projects and services in a “very safe and controlled, screened environment.”
“They get to talk with reputable, licensed, screened contractors,” Jones said. “We ensure that they’re licensed properly through the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. That way when you come to the show, you can shop with confidence.”
Local artisans will sell their crafts and wares as well. Many of them rely on the show for business.
“They rely on the leads that are generated from the home shows to keep their employees on payroll,” she said. “Then the companies are able to grow and retain those employees.”
By hosting five home shows throughout the year at locations in Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale, it also provides these companies with new opportunities.
“It gives the companies opportunities to exhibit and meet people from areas of the Valley that don’t necessarily travel over to them, which expands their growth as well,” Jones said.
She said because companies from all over the Valley travel to these shows, they also give the public an easier way of finding companies to do business with.
“Now they’re being exposed to these companies across the Valley who are not readily available, or you don’t have to pull them up online and do research on your own,” Jones said. “You can come and spend an hour or two at the home show and you get it all done in such a short amount of time.”